Bowls: Lunn and Charlesworth scoop title
DAVE Lunn and Paul Charlesworth have been crowned London Road open doubles champions for 2012.
The Congleton Park pair beat Richard Clay and Roy Price 21-17 in a hard-fought final to take the £100 top prize, won last year by Birches Head Hotel duo Joe and Keith Williamson.
Semi-finals: D Lunn/P Charlesworth 21, P and C Matthews 2; R Clay/R Price 21, N Tideswell/T Colclough 10.
Final: D Lunn/P Charlesworth 21, R Clay/R Price 17.
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AVERAGES leader Adam Dunn helped New Stoke Park clinch the North Staffs Junior Bowls League Division Two title.
Park's four-man squad all featured in the fold for the successful junior Potteries district side this season and topped the table ahead of Knypersley.
Barlaston Plume of Feathers ended up in third place.
New Stoke manager Diane Broadbent paid tribute to her team, with Dunn aided by captain Levi Broadbent, Colbie Broadbent and Alex James.
She said: "They did very well throughout the season."
Norton Central have taken the honours in Division One, ending a clear 52 points ahead of Fegg Hayes with London Road finishing in third place.
LEE Brown is out to reclaim his crown in the Lord Mayor's Florence Memorial tomorrow... but will have to be at his best right from the first wood.
Brown, the first winner of the competition, has been drawn against Pete Hulse junior in the first round.
It will be a poignant event for Hulse as the trophy is dedicated to his father Peter Hulse senior, as well as Florence Private stalwart John Large.
Organiser Richard Marsden said: "We are remembering two massive guys who were also on the organising committee.
"I've been very impressed how the younger members like Pete Hulse junior, John Price and Matt Fallows, who have come into help.
"They are massive shoes to fill and we are all doing our best to do that."
Dean Ferris will also need his A game to get past 2005 All England winner Darren Smith.
The first five matches will start at 10am on both greens, with the next five at 10.30am and final six getting going at 11am.
Green One: D Stanway v M Melvin, J Hollins v T Redfern, B Orpe v C Baker, J Rodgers v S Brown, Pat Higginson v Keith Williamson, Andy Bentley v Dave Lunn, P Sherratt v K Morris, M Hill v N Tideswell, P Hulse jnr v L Brown, A Steele v S Clarke, C Chamberlain v A Booth, D Butler v J Towey, R Bridgwood v A Bailey, G Stang v G Turner, D Higginson v C Cairns, G Darby v L Cavill.
Green Two: D Ferris v D Smith, D Smallman v M Huxley, R Price v A Hollinshead, P Djuranovic v P Chamberlain, P Clarke v I Atherton, S Bailey v A Jackson, A Tapper v M Stevenson, J Price v G Podmore, A Lloyd v D Matkin, O Chard v G Kent, M Ferris v K Boon, J Cooper v M Beeston, D Price v A Shaw, A Thompson v E Locket, A Boulton v Dave Ferris jnr; J Melvin v J Williamson.
THE Florence Open Pairs, with £200 in cash prizes, will be held next Sunday, October 21.
The event will have a scratch time of 10am and entry forms are available from Florence Private, including at the memorial competition which is being held tomorrow.